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Sunday's roundup: Hoffman charges to win at Mexico

Associated Press

Playa del Carmen, Mexico — Charley Hoffman rallied from a three-shot deficit Sunday by closing with a 5-under 66 for a one-shot victory over Shawn Stefani in the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

Hoffman ended another long drought with his third career victory on the PGA Tour. He had gone 105 starts between his first and second victory, and this time went 108 starts before winning the final PGA Tour event of the calendar year.

"It's been awhile between wins," Hoffman said. "I kept calm and kept hitting good shots."

Stefani, who closed with a 69, made an 18-foot birdie putt on the 17th to get within one shot. Stefani then hit into a fairway bunker with a lip so steep that he had no option but to hit sand wedge some 50 yards short of the green. Hoffman hit driver that rolled up against the base of a tree, which forced him to play a left-handed shot back to the fairway.

Hoffman pulled his approach some 30 feet left of the hole. Stefani's pitch came up woefully short, and he chipped to 5 feet. Hoffman rolled his par putt to within 18 inches for a tap-in bogey.

Brian Stuard (Jackson) finished with a 71 and ended the tournament at 1-over, tied for 71st.


Christina Kim won the Lorena Ochoa Invitational at Mexico City for her first title in nine years, beating Shanshan Feng in a playoff after losing a five-stroke lead.

European Tour

Brooks Koepka claimed his first title after overcoming a two-shot deficit in the final round to win the Turkish Airlines Open at Belek, Turkey, by a stroke. The American shot a final-round 7-under 65 for an overall 17 under 271 that edged IanPoulter.